Old but Good: Modern Christmas with Maron

Modern Christmas with MaronChristmas is creeping closer with seven mile boats. We can all use some inspiration on how to spice up the decorations this year. A few years back we interviewed Maron and she gave us a stack of beautiful christmas pictures for the issue.

Modern Christmas with Maron
I can’t really explain it. Every time I browse though the albums on BlackPearlSims, I keep coming back to hers. The way she edits pictures, the atmosphere, the style, the picture taking angles even the way every piece of furniture and clutter is brilliantly placed – all that made me her biggest fan. Who is she? Her name is Maron.

Read the rest of the interview in issue 25

Old but Good: Start It Up

start upWith the holidays inspiring us to spend some time in game, it might also be time to start up a new household and then you run into the fact that you don’t have any freaking starter homes. I found this old article on how to build and decorate on a starter budget for Sims 2, 3 & 4!

Start it Up
We’ve all been there – that thrill that you get when you start to play a new family i the Sims. And then comes the realization that they can only the barest of bare homes on their meager starter budget. Of course, you simply must they to build or renovate somethings for them because, let’s face it, EA/Maxis starter homes dingy at best! So, here are our tips for getting the most out of that starter budget.

Read the rest of the article in issue 34

Old by Good: From Nature with Love

From Nature with LoveThis is one of my favourite builds especially because it was inspired by one of the most crazy pictures I have handed out in “Inspired by Nature”. I don’t know about you, but doing something this pretty based on a toad under a mushroom stool, is pretty awe inspiring. Saprophyte really rocked this nature as  inspiration challenge.

From Nature with Love
Many of us often forget the sheer beauty of Mother Nature and how inspiring she can be. Yet all the colours and textures you could possibly need are right on your doorstep. […]

Read the rest of the article and see the pictures in issue 25, where you will also find holiday inspiration.

Old but Good: Shabby Holidays with 13pumpkin

Shabby Holidays with 13pumpkinWhile looking though the old articles while updating the Article List, I found a wonderful interview we did last year with 13pumpkin. The pictures are just beautiful and the style is still very much the holiday style of this year.

We sat down with 13pumpkin and ‘picked her brain’ on what inspires her and whatnot, her inspirations and favourites. Just for this occation Down build and decorated a holiday house in her own style, with tons of realistic details, the beautify of white and the charming wintery atmosphere. […]

Read the rest of the article in issue 35

Old but Good: 12 days of Christmas


Our Sims 2 centric staffers are complaining that no new sims 2 stuff has come out this year, so I have gone back and found an old articles full of sims 2 finds. Mind you I think you will find some dead links here, but perhaps the sims graveyard can help out?

Finds in issue 7

Old but Good: Chanukah – Festeval of Lights


It is the time of year for all of the winter holidays celebrated by different ethnic/religious groups all over the world. Being from a western christian country myself, it is so easy to just focus on christmas. We try to give the other festivals a bit of the spotlight every once in awhile.

Today I have found you an old article on Chanukah or Hanukkah.

Festival of Lights

The menorah, the dreidel and chocolate gelt. These are the modern symbols of Hanukkah that we are all so familiar with the world over, but where did they come from and what do they mean? What is the real story behind this holiday that is a precursor to the somewhat more familiar gift-giving holiday of Christmas? […]

Read the rest of the article in issue 32

Old but good: Seasonal Transformations

123Yesterday I shared how to use the Seasonal Lot Marker in sims 3. Today I will give you some inspiration on why to use it! If anyone else have great houses/lots that shift throughout the seasons, please leave a comment with a link because I am looking forward to seeing your creativity.

Seasonal Transformations
Outdoor Decorating with Seasons

One of the most anticipated expansions for Sims 3 has finally been made available to simmers: Seasons. Kiare shows us how your outdoor decor can now change throughout the year to reflect the season.

Read the rest of the article in issue 29